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Travel to Tamil Nadu
Welcome to Tamil Nadu, the land with ancient history, rich cultural heritage, natural beauty and progressive outlook.
Tamil, the official language of the State, is the mother of other Dravidian languages. Tamil literature and grammar are related to the period before 500 BC. Thirukkural, the masterpiece of Tamil literature with the highest and purest expressions of human thought, dates back to this early period.
Tamil Nadu is known for its large number of temples. Many of them are huge with towering structures called gopurams. Intricate rock carvings, festivals, classical music and dance highlight the cultural heritage and make Tamil Nadu the cultural capital of the country.
Tamil Nadu State (formerly known as Madras State) is located in the south eastern side of Indian peninsula with Kanyakumari as the southernmost tip of the land. This tip is the meeting point of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian sea. Tamil Nadu has a long eastern coastline dotted with enchanting beaches with Bay of Bengal in the east. Marina in Chennai, is one of the longest beaches in the world. Arabian sea and the states of Kerala and Karnataka form the boundary in the west. Western Ghats have sanctuaries such as Mudumalai wildlife and The Nilgiris, the Queen of Hills. The state is bounded in the north by the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Pulicat lake is in the extreme north.
Tamil Nadu is one of the most industrialised state in India with a high Human Development index. Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is the gateway of South India with an international airport, sea ports and good rail and road network connectivity. Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli, Salem and Tirunelveli are some of the other major towns in the state. The state has large number of good educational institutions and is one of the leaders in the field of Science and Technology and particularly in Information Technology.
Tamil Nadu is the land of the Tamils and it has a history that dates back to a thousand or more years. It is a land where traditions and culture blend and continue to live in harmony. The state abounds in monuments and temples that are ancient and each has its own story of religious, artistic and cultural accomplishment and specialty waiting to be heard.
Are there answers to be found on her beaches and hill stations as they welcome the traveler? We are sure you will form your own opinions and have your own perceptions as we welcome you to this enchanting and ancient Dravidian land, in the extreme south of peninsular India.
Tamil Nadu has a long coastline that stretches nearly a 1000 kms. The Coromandel Coast, along the Bay of Bengal, boasts of many ideal locations for sun and surf. Golden sands of the beach are dotted with coconut palm and casuarina groves. The sea washes ashore pebbles and shells and the gentle breeze sways the yachts and catamarans into the deeper waters of the sea and the waters form small dunes on the shore. Crabs play hide-and-seek by coming out of one burrow, and taking refuge in another. Sea gulls hover in the sky and then rest on the sails of the fishing boats. There are many more breathtaking sights that will please you and hold you spell bound in Tamil Nadu.